Anchor of Resolve: A History of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command / Fifth Fleet - NAVCENT, Desert Storm, Containing Iraq, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and the Iraq War, Global War on Terrorism
by Progressive Management
From the presidency of George Washington through the beginning of the Cold War, Americans have forged and maintained ties with the peoples of the Middle East. These bonds strengthened in 1949 with the establishment of the Middle East Force and a permanent U.S. naval presence in the Arabian Gulf.